If you missed the livestream of the marathon reading of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein at the Library of Congress on (when else?) Halloween, you can now catch all 9+ hours of it on YouTube.
Dramatic highlights include my DC writing buddy and neighbor Louis Bayard beginning at 49:20, the Washington Post’s Totally Hip Book Reviewer Ron Charles in a Tigger costume (maybe a nod to the animal passions on display in the book) at 4:30:30, and my good friend Amanda French reading the dramatic conclusion (complete with accusatory finger-pointing) from 9:05:24 on. I’m on camera narrating poor Justine’s tear-jerking final hours at 2:51:30 or thereabouts.
I’m not used to seeing myself on camera but I had a blast being part of #Frankenreads. Now I want to do more public readings. Talk about creating a monster….